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Noun platoon has 3 senses
  1. platoon - a military unit that is a subdivision of a company; usually has a headquarters and two or more squads; usually commanded by a lieutenant
    --1 is a kind of
    army unit
    --1 is a member of company
  2. platoon - a team of policemen working under the military platoon system
    --2 is a kind of
    police squad
    --2 has part: section
  3. platoon - a group of persons who are engaged in a common activity; "platoons of tourists poured out of the busses"; "the defensive platoon of the football team"
    --3 is a kind of
    social group
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